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New addition to the Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco

Sci-Tech Discovery Center Frisco MakerSpace

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Inventions, creativity and a celebration is what’s to be expected at the upcoming kickoff for MakerSpace at Frisco’s Sci-Tech Discovery Center. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11 and is open to the public and all ages. They’re having a fair the same weekend, too.

MakerSpace is a current or future engineer’s dream. This new addition to the Sci-Tech Discovery Center will give tinkerers, inventors and hobbyists an opportunity to play with programs, technology and tools to test, prototype, demonstrate and build anything imaginable. Raytheon Company’s $50,000 donation to Sci-Tech has made carrying the relatively new MakerSpace possible for those interested in DIY projects in design, engineering, fabrication and education for Collin County.

Trudy Sullivan, Vice President, Communication & Public Affairs at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, said in a press release, “This Makerspace provides a community anchor for a hands-on, high-tech, math and science experience that will reach schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, veterans and the general public. It helps take learning from abstract to tangible and offers a great reward for current and future engineers.”

The grand opening celebration will include MakerSpace tours as well as scheduled workshops geared toward a variety of age groups. Entrance into MakerSpace is free with regular Sci-Tech admission price from June 13–fall 2016.

A second annual Frisco Mini Maker Faire will also be held at Sci-Tech throughout the weekend of June 11–12 (Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 12–6 p.m.). Hear from special guests, see creative demonstrations and view a collection of vendors. It’s a festival of innovation for families and enthusiasts! And it’s only $5 to $10, or included with Sci-Tech admission. Saturday will focus on the technological aspects of the Maker movement, such as stop-motion animation and quadcopter robotics. Sunday will focus on jewelry making, sewing and more artistic making opportunities.

For directions or additional information on the Fair and Sci-Tech’s summer camps, birthday party reservations, memberships and educational programs, visit mindstretchingfun.org or call 972.546.3050.

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When:

  • Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m (MakerSpace grand opening ceremony)
  • Sunday, June 12, 12-6 p.m.

Where: Sci-Tech Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

Cost: 

  • Maker Faire:
    • $5-10
    • Children 3 and under are free.
  • MakerSpace – Free Sci-Tech with the price of regular Sci-Tech admission from June 13 – fall 2016:
    • $6.50-8
    • Children 3 and under are free.

 

ABOUT SCI-TECH DISCOVERY CENTER

Responding to a community demand for a cultural and educational destination, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Inc. (“Sci-Tech”) was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2004 as a multi-year initiative of the Junior League of Collin County, formerly known as the Junior League of Plano. Since then Sci-Tech has found a permanent home in Collin County at the Frisco Discovery Center and offers hands-on exhibits to the next generation of engineers, scientists, educators and innovators. Sci-Tech provides dynamic education experiences to embrace discovery and innovation through the active exploration of science, math and technology. Join the conversation online by using #SciTechDC.

Colbea Smith
Colbea Smith is a young professional who grew up in Plano and loves the community she will always consider “home”. She is a proud alumna of Texas State University – Go Bobcats! – who spent most of her days in school studying advertising and playing around at the San Marcos river. After she graduated, Colbea worked in global communications at Hewlett-Packard for over three years and then took some time off to adventure around the U.S. Colbea is a huge, self-proclaimed foodie who loves to explore and is always down to try new activities.

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